LeBron James’ final NBA goal: Make 80% of his free throws
LeBron James has won three championships, three NBA Finals MVPs and four regular MVPs. He won Rookie of the Year then reached 13 straight All-NBA teams, 11 of them first teams. He’s generally regarded as the best play of his generation.
LeBron, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
The goal is clearly still on his mind.
But he’s never shot higher than 78% from the line:
Can he get to 80% for a full season? Maybe. It’ll require a lot of concentration, but LeBron has shown an amazing ability accomplish what he puts his mind to.
This is also more of a mental than physical challenge for him, which means he’ll have a chance even as he ages. That difference probably explains why it sounds as if he has given up on another goal – winning Defensive Player of the Year.